February 20th, 2013
Stacy London of the fashion show “What Not To Wear” showed off 2013 trends. What she forgot to mention is trends that are in are not for everyone. Beware! Always consider your height, shape and age for the trends or any clothing styles for that matter. One of the best examples is the gladiator shoe. Personally, I feel they look good on very few women. If you absolutely love them, try them on, look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are drawing attention to your feet and/or legs. Do they make your calves look heavy? Do they make you look shorter? Do they make you look masculine? Always ask yourself if you’re wearing the trend or the trend is wearing you.
September 19th, 2012
Sometimes people want to compensate for a specific area of their body they feel is imperfect: for example, large hips or a long nose. What they end up doing is overpowering another area of their body that gives an imbalance to their overall look. For example, wearing loud shoes could draw too much negative attention to your feet if you are attempting to draw attention away from your hips. Think about a balanced overall look and don’t over compensate any imperfections.
October 26th, 2011
My wish for all women is to be comfortable with their body no matter the shape and realize the models are not true to life rather retouched for magazine covers. At one of my recent image classes a woman said she had gained weight and wasn’t shopping until she lost weight. She wore baggy clothing and this made her look larger. While looking in the mirror I gathered her t-shirt to show how she could look slender by emphasizing her waist…no matter her current size.
One great look for appearing thinner is to wear “colorblock” clothing. By wearing purposefully placed patterns and hues it has a waist-whittling effect to flatter your figure. Check out the pictures below. Dillard’s ColorBlock Dress
After Photo, same style as the before, color placement on bottom is different
October 19th, 2011
Men: Wear shoes in the same hue as your pants
Women: Wear skin tone shoes, which give the illusion of a longer silhouette
black shoes, black pants
October 12th, 2011
I rarely shop online for clothing. However, when my customers are unable to find their size of clothing I head to the online store of Banana Republic for latest fashion wear and a variety of hard to find size clothing. On-line they carry Tall Women’s Clothing and Big and Tall Men’s Clothing. Plus you get free shipping with any order over $50.00. Banana Republic Online
August 31st, 2011
What is Ruching: When fabric is gathered evenly to create a rippled effect.
Ruched side seams that create draping in front are perfect for tummy troubles.
Top with Ruching at "The Limited"